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Barking Up The Right Tree

You probably won't see it at Fashion Week, but bark cloth takes the natural textile craze to a whole new level. Durable, sustainable and eco-friendly, this ancient material, made from the Ugandan mutuba tree, is versatile enough to work for shoes, wedding gowns and even steering wheel covers. It's functional, but is it also fashionable? See for yourself in a new exhibit at the University of North Texas. Material Evolution: Ugandan Bark Cloth is on view through March 26 at the University of North Texas Art Gallery, 1201 W. Mulberry St. in Denton. Admission is free. Call 940-565-4005 or visit art.unt.edu.
March 1-26, 2011

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